Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Seeing More of Long Island’s Shore

Seeing More of Long Island’s Shore

April 1, 2016 by · Leave a Comment 

The waters of Nassau County are more accessible to the paddling public thanks to the recently completed South Shore Blueway Trail. The trail, which extends 18 miles from the western border of the Town of Hempstead to the border of Nassau and Suffolk counties along the south shore, provides a 21,100-acre recreation area for paddle- […]

Tale of Two Clubs

Tale of Two Clubs

November 20, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

For many boaters, being out on the water is just part of the fun. Many of us also love being around people who share our same nautical interest. One place to be around like-minded boaters is a yacht club, yet yacht clubs are not all alike. They come in different shapes and sizes to meet […]

The Growing Plastic Pollution Problem in our Waters

The Growing Plastic Pollution Problem in our Waters

August 1, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

It may surprise you to know that there is now more plastic than plankton swirling in our oceans. Plastic pollution from throwaway plastic bags, bottles, and bottle caps have become all too common on beaches, rivers, harbors, bays, and open waters. When you consider that the global annual plastic production has grown from 1.9 million […]

Post-Sandy Reflections

Post-Sandy Reflections

November 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. For many Long Islanders, 2013 was a very different kind of year. It posed many unique challenges to a boating community recovering from the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. A lot of boaters found themselves adapting to changed circumstances or relearning some rules. What were the challenges and how did the boating community overcome them? […]

New Blueway Trails for Paddlers (And Others)

New Blueway Trails for Paddlers (And Others)

August 1, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

. Paddlers on Long Island will soon have three new blueway trails to explore.  A blueway trail is a recreational water trail with a network of public access points, such as the New York City water trail, which begins in Little Neck Bay on the north shore, extends to the Bronx, goes up the Hudson […]

One Peninsula, Two Bays, Two Advocates

One Peninsula, Two Bays, Two Advocates

September 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The peninsula of Port Washington is flanked by two beautiful bays. Advocating for the preservation and improvement of those waters is the Manhasset Bay Protection Committee (MBPC) on the western shore, while the Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee (HHPC) safeguards the eastern shore. Both groups are comprised of volunteers working to save the waters from further […]

Who’s Patrolling Our Waters?

Who’s Patrolling Our Waters?

April 1, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Boaters out on the water may be unaware of all the enforcement and protection units working to keep them safe (and the waterways clean).

Don’t Do What I Did!

Don’t Do What I Did!

March 1, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Traveling from Bellmore Creek to Reynolds Channel was certainly stressful; we were in unfamiliar, small, shallow waters. The tension was high for a captain making my first big trip while simultaneously trying hard to protect my brand new investment. We went very slowly, our vision obscured by the vapors.